A strategic approach to institution-wide implementation of ePortfolios

Slade, Christine, Murfin, Keith and Trahar, Priscilla (2017). A strategic approach to institution-wide implementation of ePortfolios. In Jennifer Rowley (Ed.), ePortfolios in Australian Universities (pp. 173-189) Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1732-2_11

Author Slade, Christine
Murfin, Keith
Trahar, Priscilla
Title of chapter A strategic approach to institution-wide implementation of ePortfolios
Title of book ePortfolios in Australian Universities
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher Springer Singapore
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1732-2_11
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2016
ISBN 9789811017315
Editor Jennifer Rowley
Chapter number 11
Start page 173
End page 189
Total pages 17
Total chapters 12
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The introduction of ePortfolios at the University of the Sunshine Coast was a key component of the university’s Blended Learning Strategy: 2014–2016. The main purpose of this three-phased project was the embedding of ePortfolios across program curricula, particularly focused on student learning enhancement. The use of ePortfolios is a way universities can meet the industry push for work-ready graduates and the corresponding necessity for students to develop lifelong learning habits. In practice, however, such an implementation is not always easy to achieve. The aim of this chapter is to present the lessons learnt from one approach of implementation through an action research frame based on the critical reflective narration of processes undertaken by the ePortfolio team in the Learning and Teaching Unit. Key success indicators centre on strategic planning and responsiveness, effective leadership, stakeholder management, communication and program sustainability, and confirms the importance of firmly maintaining project objectives. The use of an agile and multi-faceted approach, facilitated by ongoing yet responsive critical reflection process is necessary to achieve effective integration of ePortfolios into multiple programs across an institution.
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Tue, 20 Sep 2016, 01:00:39 EST by Christine Slade on behalf of Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation